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Weekly Update 5.28.15 (IB, Patches)

Published on: May 28, 2015 @ 16:56

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If you stood Trial in the Burning Shrine, step forth to be counted.

3,798,561 = Trials of Osiris matches played

118,627,301 = Kills (or Deaths, if your glass be half-empty)

188,442 = Players visited the Mercurial promised land

299,001 = Guardians scored a perfect scorecard

It was a glorious battle. When we weren’t getting our heads caved in by the likes of you, we enjoyed the show. Both the victorious and the damned were tabulated.


This heatmap illustrates where Trials of Osiris combatants spent the most Time. The red zones were the target-rich environments where most of your fights took place. Perhaps you can remember a few heated exchanges in those tunnels.


While every target in Trials of Osiris was dangerous in their own way, it was those cursed Snipers that caused their unique brand of trouble for over-eager teams. This heatmap tracks the most popular perches for the sharpshooters who enjoyed ventilating helmets down long sightlines.

“This is all well and good,” you might be saying. “But it would have been much more useful to have this information before the event started.”

You’ve got a point, but the new Elimination gametype produced results we couldn’t predict. There was no way for us to tell you where to shoot before this competitive event.


Found Verdict: Guilty!

Not everyone became legend in Trials of Osiris. There were reports that some of you had your connections interrupted. We’re on the case!

*Stern tone of voice*

There were some among you who took nefarious action against your opponents. Our intrepid team of investigators has diagnosed the most egregious cheaters among us. If you earned your victories by sinister means, you may very well have also earned a temporary (or permanent) time-out.

Bungie is always watching. We enjoy a fair fight and we aim to protect the landscape of the game. Play nice!

*Reassuring tone of voice*

Some of you who encountered the #Olive error were not actually victims of shenanigans. You just ran afoul of a bug (it’s not your fault). As of this morning, that bug has been fixed. Your experience in the Crucible should greatly improve.


Iron Banner Strikes Back

Lord Saladin will be back in the Tower on Tuesday, June 2nd. He knows your PVP heart has been enthralled by the shiny lures of Brother Vance, so he’s bringing some new goodies to win back your love.

Boots, Gauntlets, Fusion Rifles, Scout Rifles, and that elusive Etheric Light that you all crave…

They’ll all be in stock if you kick enough ass in Iron Banner to earn the right to do business with him.


Along with the launch of House of Wolves, Update also had some changes in store for Iron Banner. This is the first time they’ll take effect. Here’s a summary of what’s new:

  • Lower-ranked Guardians on your account will receive a reputation boost to catch up to your higher-ranked Guardian more quickly
  • Rewards cost less Glimmer – the grind is less real
  • Etheric Light is available for purchase at Rank 3 and Rank 5
  • The Gunsmith has inherited Lord Saladin’s weapon reforging service
  • Power still matters, and it matters a little more as the delta between two players increases
  • The Cauldron and Pantheon have been added to the playlist, along with Exodus Blue on PlayStation

You won’t need a scorecard for this one. Your reputation is what’s at stake.


Live Team Blotter

Whenever we release new content into the wild, we have a chance to learn something new about the Destiny player experience. House of Wolves has been no exception.

You’ve had plenty to say about House of Wolves since we set you on the hunt. This is what the Live Team is talking about right now:

  • #Olive error codes and other Crucible disconnects (see above)
  • Mercury Emblems that don’t appear in inventories
  • Treasure Key famine, and the farmers who need relief
  • Ammo synthesis that piles up in your inventories
  • Quests, Ships, or Shaders not being granted by Prison of Elders
  • Encounters with known Prison inmate bosses

Update is the next vehicle for changes that will impact Destiny. Its shipping manifest is yet uncertain, but we’ll be sure to share the details as they come into focus.